The International Brittany

An American Brittany Club Regional Classic,
sponsored by the Tri State Brittany Championship Association



2017  International Brittany Classics

The 2017 running of the American Brittany Club International Brittany Classics began on Monday March 20th at the beautiful grounds of the Mingo Sportsman Club in Bloomingdale, OH.  We’d like to thank Purina for their continued generous support of this event.  The Tri State Brittany Championship Association, which hosts the event, is a small group of volunteers who work hard to keep the event going.  While spring officially arrived during this trial, Mother Nature reminded us that winter wasn’t quite over yet.  We suffered through a few frigid mornings, but man and beast all managed to survive.

Our judges for this year’s running were Bill Monk and Cliff Mesnard for the Grand Amateur Limited All Age; Chris Catanzarite and Mark Calder for the Grand Open Limited Gun Dog; and Jim House and Leslie Like for the Grand Open Limited All Age.  We thank them for their time in the saddle!

The Grand Amateur Limited All Age Champion was JJ’s Levi The Lionheart, owned and handled by Joe Williams.  The young male is having a great season, coming off a win in the Region 4 Amateur All Age Championship the week before.  Levi ran a very strong forward race with 2 crisp finds.  Runner-up was awarded to Black Creek Deacon, handled by Ron Harling Jr.  Deacon is a seasoned veteran who wowed the judges with some great moves.  He is co-owned by Ron Jr. and Ron Harling Sr. Pressing the winners were ANJ’s Ohio Hellion, owned and handled by Mike Poehler and Georgia’s Texas Two Step, owned by Travis Tangen.

The Grand Open Limited Gun Dog Stake began on Wednesday morning and concluded on Thursday morning.  This year’s Champion was Magnum High Velocity, owned and handled by Vince Anderson.  Gage laid down a nice forward race with 2 stylish finds.  Augustus of Tiger, owned by Bo Ackerman and handled by Tom Tracy was awarded the runner up spot.  Izzy Does It, owned and handled by Jim Winnen and Ricochet Gunsmoke’s Mr. Dillon owned by Mickey Condron and handled by Tommy Thomas rounded out the field.

The Grand Open Limited All Age Championship began immediately following the last brace of the gun dog stake.  This year’s Champion was Georgia’s Texas Two Step, owned by Travis Tangen and handled by Tom Tracy.  Georgia showed well on the wide open grounds of the Mingo Sportsman club.  Runner up honors were awarded to Glad Run Irish, owned by David Webb and handled by Tracy.  JJ’s Levi The Lionheart and JJ’s Alabaster Angel, both owned and handled by Joe Williams were awarded 3rd and 4th.

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